Yeah yeah, I know. A day late.🙄 and it needs a better title. 😃 I intended on writing last night and maybe got a little sidetracked updating and rearranging the site. And trying to figure out a decent Instagram feed. Who knew there were so many options?! Still not entirely sure about this one. To make you feel better about yourself, I will tell you I furthered the epic fail, we didn’t even have tacos. 😲 I know, I’m ashamed. Actually I’m not. We had those Monday. Cause I’m a rebel like that. 😎
So you know I couldn’t start writing again without a plan. Cause that’s also how I roll. Tuesday’s I will update a bit on what is going on currently around these parts. Thursdays will be what they are, Throwback Thursdays of course. Cause I have 6,000 pictures on my phone from the last 2 years that I never dumped.😨 So not even kidding. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the 23 selfies it took to get the “right” one from random children and just post that good one to go along with the highlights of the month. You’re welcome.😉 But you should have known I can’t just let those photos not go here since this is also my family journal. Be ready for some collage heavy posts on those days.
So now that is out of the way. We pretty much took a year off working on the house and homestead. The break has been very refreshing. Life got insane, I got into a crazy up and down funk, I realized I was making the house to much of a priority just to avoid other things. It’s great to have a project, its great to plan and execute. It’s not great to become crazy about it and go against the heart and purpose of the adventure to begin with.😞 I felt like I needed to show progress, for myself, other people, the blog. When truth be told, there are lots of people who start reno’s and take a while to finish. We got to the “looks like a reno” stage and took a much needed and well deserved break, letting go of the guilt and pressure while we dealt with other more important things. This has truly become “the house that built me”. 💖
In other exciting news – Bou is engaged!💖💖💖 Him driving, graduating, turning 18 and getting engaged in a 4 month span may have contributed a little to my cray this year. She is just precious as is her family. They have truly set the bar high for the rest of the children’s future spouses. Pray for the ones that follow. 😜 I am so beyond happy and excited for their future. Even if I am completely unsure of how an attachment parenting mama transitions to being, well, not. Where’s that book Dr Sears, huh?! I could really use the “Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing your adult child that you’ve spent 18 years teaching to be independent and now they really are and doing a pretty good job at it and it’s time to let go”. That’s probably too long of a title though huh? I’ll work on it. We had 2 crazy months of full on wedding planning discussions and as soon as school is over, I’m sure it will be full force since it’s mostly a DIY wedding. Ok, I may be super giddy about all the possibilities and may be searching Pinterest for ideas. 😍
I’ll update on the rest of the family, the house and all my health updates on future posts so this post isn’t 10,000 words but everyone is good and healthy and I am mostly all better. Praise God! 😍😍 and I only read this over twice. Score! Challenge met! 😆